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White Sox 7, Astros 5
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CWS
October 25, 2005
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Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   7 14 3
Houston
1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 8 1
HOU
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF8120025.278
Iguchi, 2B7121012.200
Marte, P0000000.000
Buehrle, P0000000.000
Dye, RF7121013.333
Konerko, 1B4010203.333
Pierzynski, C3012202.273
Hernandez, P0000000.000
Vizcaino, P0000000.000
b-Perez, PH1000002.000
Jenks, P0000000.000
Blum, 2B11110001.000
Rowand, CF6110135.308
Crede, 3B5121101.308
Uribe, SS6110115.333
Garland, P3000021.000
a-Everett, PH1010000.500
1-Harris, PR0000000.000
Politte, P0000000.000
Cotts, P0000000.000
Hermanson, P0000000.000
Widger, C1001210.000
Totals53714791129 

a-Singled for Garland in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Vizcaino in the 11th.
1-Ran for Everett in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Konerko (1, Oswalt), Pierzynski (1, Oswalt).
HR: Crede (2, 5th inning off Oswalt, 0 on, 0 out), Blum (1, 14th inning off Astacio, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Podsednik 2; Iguchi 2; Dye 2; Konerko 2; Pierzynski 2; Blum 4; Rowand; Crede 5; Uribe; Everett.
RBI: Crede (3), Iguchi (1), Dye (2), Pierzynski 2 (3), Blum (1), Widger (1).
2-out RBI: Pierzynski 2; Blum; Widger.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe 3; Iguchi; Rowand; Perez; Podsednik 2.
GIDP: Dye; Podsednik; Konerko.
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (2, 2nd base off Qualls/Ausmus), Harris (1, 2nd base off Wheeler/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Uribe 2 (2, throw, fielding), Hernandez (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Uribe-Konerko, Uribe-Iguchi-Konerko).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B6221132.214
Astacio, P0000000.000
Rodriguez, P0000000.000
Taveras, CF6000035.308
Berkman, LF-1B5021211.417
Ensberg, 3B6111136.143
Lamb, 1B3000112.125
1-Bruntlett, PR-LF0000000.000
Lidge, P0000000.000
b-Palmeiro, PH-LF1000202.000
Lane, RF6122102.214
Ausmus, C6000125.231
Everett, SS5110112.083
Oswalt, P1000000.000
Springer, P0000000.000
a-Bagwell, PH1000001.143
Wheeler, P0000000.000
Gallo, P0000000.000
Burke, LF1000102.000
Qualls, P0000000.000
c-Vizcaino, PH-2B00001001.000
Totals47585121430 

a-Popped out for Springer in the 7th. b-Walked for Lidge in the 10th. c-Walked for Qualls in the 13th.
1-Ran for Lamb in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Biggio (1, Garland), Lane (1, Hermanson).
HR: Lane (1, 4th inning off Garland, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Biggio 3; Berkman 2; Ensberg; Lane 6; Everett.
RBI: Berkman (6), Biggio (1), Ensberg (2), Lane 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Ensberg; Lane.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lamb; Biggio; Ausmus 3; Ensberg 2; Burke; Palmeiro; Everett.
S: Oswalt; Everett.
GIDP: Ensberg; Ausmus.
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING
SB: Burke (2, 3rd base off Hernandez/Widger).
CS: Everett (1, 2nd base by Garland/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Ensberg (1, fielding).
DP: 4 (Everett-Lamb, Everett-Biggio, Ausmus-Everett-Berkman, Ensberg-Vizcaino-Berkman).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland 7.07422412.57
Politte (H, 2)0.20111105.40
Cotts 0.00001000.00
Hermanson (BS, 1)0.11000100.00
Hernandez 1.00004200.00
Vizcaino 1.00001000.00
Jenks 2.00001304.50
Marte (W, 1-0)1.20002300.00
Buehrle (S, 1)0.10000004.91
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt 6.08555317.50
Springer 1.00000104.50
Wheeler 1.110000013.50
Gallo 0.10000000.00
Lidge 1.10000305.40
Qualls 3.01002301.69
Astacio (L, 0-1)0.242220127.00
Rodriguez 0.10000102.45

Cotts pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Hernandez pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.
Oswalt pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Berkman (by Hernandez), Konerko (by Qualls).
HBP: Taveras (by Jenks), Crede (by Oswalt), Konerko (by Wheeler).
Pitches-strikes: Garland 93-60, Politte 14-6, Cotts 5-1, Hermanson 8-6, Hernandez 28-8, Vizcaino 14-8, Jenks 41-26, Marte 39-23, Buehrle 3-2, Oswalt 113-71, Springer 9-8, Wheeler 21-13, Gallo 5-3, Lidge 17-10, Qualls 42-27, Astacio 27-14, Rodriguez 3-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garland 11-6, Politte 0-1, Cotts 0-0, Hermanson 0-0, Hernandez 0-1, Vizcaino 1-2, Jenks 1-2, Marte 1-1, Buehrle 0-1, Oswalt 7-8, Springer 1-1, Wheeler 2-2, Gallo 1-0, Lidge 1-0, Qualls 4-2, Astacio 2-0, Rodriguez 0-0.
Batters faced: Garland 28, Politte 3, Cotts 1, Hermanson 2, Hernandez 7, Vizcaino 4, Jenks 8, Marte 8, Buehrle 1, Oswalt 31, Springer 3, Wheeler 6, Gallo 1, Lidge 4, Qualls 11, Astacio 7, Rodriguez 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Cotts 1-0, Hermanson 2-1, Vizcaino 1-0, Buehrle 2-0, Springer 1-0, Gallo 1-0, Lidge 1-0, Rodriguez 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Angel Hernandez. LF: Joe West. RF: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 61 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 5:41.
Att: 42,848.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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